Posts Categorized: Life

Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Book Club + Life / Friday, 24 May 2019

Featured illustrator: Jacqueline Colley

Yesterday we shared the new poster and bookmark that our featured illustrator of the month, Jacqueline Colley, created for our book club book of the month, Encore. Jacqueline is a UK based illustrator and print designer who specializes in playful illustrations. I thought she’d be the perfect person to capture the words of Charity Tilleman-Dick who passed away from health complications last month and is the focus on this month’s book. She offers some wonderful advice and thoughts about her journey!

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Life + printable + Projects / Thursday, 23 May 2019

May Book Club printable poster and bookmark

I can’t even tell you how much I’ve LOVED reading our book club book for May, Encore, about my friend, Charity Tilleman-Dick who passed away a couple of months ago from health complications as outlined in the book. And it’s not just because I knew her! It’s a beautifully written book that is so engaging. I can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for an engaging, thought-provoking read!

To go with the memoir, we worked with our featured illustrator of the month, Jacqueline Colley, on a printable poster and bookmark that is free to download with a quote from Charity that stops you in your tracks as you read it: “More than anything, I want to be great”, which is something she revealed when her opera teacher in Budapest told her she had great promise. It’s perfect for all music lovers!

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Life + printable + royal wedding / Friday, 17 May 2019

Royal Wedding printable invitation (and discount code!)

Did you all catch the Royal Baby announcement last week?? We couldn’t help but gush over the arrival of sweet baby Archie, his ecstatic Father, and radiant Mother. If you’ve been following for awhile you know we love ALL THINGS ROYAL FAMILY. See our collection here!

Get the printable invitation below and a discount code off the collection! 

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Design + garden + gardening + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My garden reveal

As you know, I may not be an official green thumb–I’m more of a “green gambler” in that I plant a bunch of stuff and hope that something sticks. It’s a risk, but every year I take it and somehow I have a number of plants that have survived my plant collecting addiction. Every year that is, except for last year, when I had a 3 month old. I just didn’t have it in me. But this year….this year folks, we’re going BIG! We went crazy this weekend in creating a container garden in our little patio.

Jasper has relatively early mornings so I thought it would be fun to head out into the garden before work each morning and do some watering (aka: run around in the sprinklers) and get it back into full gear. This spring I’m teaming up with Fiskars to showcase their range of garden tools in my attempt at perhaps one day becoming a successful green thumb. I can’t wait to show you–here we go! Read on →

Artist Interview + Life / Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Becoming: Tiffanie Turner

This year we were inspired by Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, our Book Club book for January, and we decided to focus on learning from women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming”. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for more each month.

You’ve probably seen the work of paper flower artist, Tiffanie Turner and gawked. Her work is extraordinary. It’s both incredibly life like yet utterly whimsical. I’ve had the fortune to follow Tiffanie’s work from the beginning and every single photo I see is jaw dropping, even now, years later. It’s all paper! We were even fortunate to host the San Francisco artist at a workshop at our studio here in Utah. Tiffanie is the author of The Fine Art of Paper Flowers, a tutorial based book on how to create her stunning masterpieces. She has a show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery called What Befell Us until June 15th. Go see it for yourself!

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